Dance (DANC)

DANC 1980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 2000 - Dance: Ballet, Modern, & Jazz

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students are introduced to the movement philosophies and techniques used in ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Students will be able to analyze, appreciate, and perform each dance form. Students will learn to regard their bodies as expressive, intelligent instruments that are capable of adapting to different styles of movement performance.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (A&S)

DANC 2010 - Dance Improvisation

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Introduction to improvisational skills for dancing and making spontaneous dance compositions for performance. Exploration of how improvisational movement can express thoughts, emotions, relationships, stories and abstract artwork. Students will play with time, space, energy and intention to create unique, personal movement vocabulary as a means of self-expression and relating to others in live, responsive, adaptive modes of nonverbal, embodied communication and play.

DANC 2100 - Ballet Technique I

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

This class will introduce students to beginning classical ballet dance technique and classroom etiquette. In addition, students will be introduced to basic ballet terminology, history, choreographers, dancers, theater traditions and stage performances. Students will also hone body awareness, alignment, strength, flexibility, stamina and artistry through consistent, focused class participation.

DANC 2200 - Jazz Dance Technique I

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

Special notes: This class is repeatable once for credit. Objectives: To guide students in studio experience in Jazz Dance. All class activities are practical. Some in-class performance and accompanying critique will be used in determining grades.

DANC 2300 - Modern Dance Technique I

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

Special Notes: This class is repeatable once for credit. Objectives: to guide students in studio experience in Modern Dance. All class activities are practical. Some in-class performance and accompanying critique will be used in determining grades.

DANC 2310 - Modern Dance/Modern Movement

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the philosophies and movement styles of the founding early modern dancers and contemporary dance movements through experiential work, readings, discussion, observation, and interpretation. Movement fundamentals - rise, fall, release, breath, body alignment, rhythmic phrasing, and coordination - are explored through the theoretical framework of Laban Movement Analysis. Satisfies the Arts and Science Core Requirement for non-majors. Offered on the Madrid Campus only.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (A&S)

DANC 2650 - Spanish Dance: Flamenco

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 2660 - Latin Rhythms and Dance

Credit(s): 2-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 2670 - The New Flamenco Experience

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Traditional Spanish dance with a contemporary flair. Learn rumbas, tangos and bulerias, and then show them off at modern flamenco clubs around the city. The perfect choice for a student interested in mastering Spanish dance in only one semester!

DANC 2680 - Advanced Latin Rhythms & Dance

Credit(s): 0-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 2850 - Musical Theatre Dance

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course will introduce students to a variety of dance styles created for the American Musical Theater stage. Students will learn about individual choreographers, history, movement vocabulary and dance scenes from different musicals. Course work will include daily warm-ups, rehearsal, as well as film viewings and attendance of live performances.

DANC 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 3000 - Choreography

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

This course will introduce students to compositional skills for making dances. Whether you are interested in dance as an art form or entertainment, we will explore how to craft movement to express thoughts, emotions, stories and abstract art work. Through a variety of techniques students will play with time, space, energy and intention to create unique movement vocabulary towards dance performance compositions.

DANC 3100 - Ballet Technique II

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

This class will continue a student’s training in classical ballet dance techniques and classroom etiquette. Students will learn ballet terminology, history, choreographers, dancers, and theatre traditions. Students will also hone body awareness, alignment, strength, flexibility, stamina and artistry through consistent, focused class participation.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2100

DANC 3200 - Jazz Dance Technique II

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

This course is intended to continue the students exploration and practice of jazz dance building on the skills developed in the beginning jazz dance. Students will develop short and long movement phrases continuing their skills in composition and choreography based on material covered in class.

DANC 3300 - Modern Dance Technique II

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatability up to 4 credits)

This course is intended to further develop the students ability in physical movement in terms of space, time and dynamics as begun in the beginning modern class. This course will focus on somatic intelligence and the development of this non-stylized aesthetic movement skills as introduced on world stages in this century.

DANC 3680 - Advanced Spanish Dance: Flamenco II

Credit(s): 0-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 3910 - Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 4910 - Professional Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)